American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A manner of proceeding; a way of performing or effecting something: standard procedure.
- n. A series of steps taken to accomplish an end: a medical procedure; evacuation procedures.
- n. A set of established forms or methods for conducting the affairs of an organized body such as a business, club, or government.
- n. Computer Science A set of instructions that performs a specific task; a subroutine or function.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of proceeding or moving forward; progress.
- n. Manner of proceeding or acting; a course or mode of action; conduct.
- n. A step taken; an act performed; a proceeding.
- n. That which proceeds from something; product.
- n. The modes, collectively, of conducting business, especially deliberative business; specifically, in law, the modes of conduct of litigation and judicial business, as distinguished from that branch of the law which gives or defines rights. It includes practice, pleading, and evidence.
- n. Synonyms Proceeding, Operation, etc. See process.
- n. A particular method for performing a task.
- n. A series of small tasks or steps taken to accomplish an end.
- n. uncountable The set of established forms or methods of an organized body for accomplishing a certain task or tasks.
- n. The steps taken in an action or other legal proceeding.
- n. obsolete That which results; issue; product.
- n. computing A subroutine or function coded to perform a specific task.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act or manner of proceeding or moving forward; progress; process; operation; conduct.
- n. A step taken; an act performed; a proceeding; the steps taken in an action or other legal proceeding.
- n. obsolete That which results; issue; product.
- n. a particular course of action intended to achieve a result
- n. a process or series of acts especially of a practical or mechanical nature involved in a particular form of work
- n. a mode of conducting legal and parliamentary proceedings
- n. a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program
- From Old French procedure, from Latin procedere ("to go forward, proceed"); see proceed. (Wiktionary)
- French procédure, from Old French, from proceder, to proceed; see proceed. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“As no UK doctors who specialise in MS are prepared to carry out Zamboni's procedure until further studies are carried out, Alex went to California, where a surgeon at Stanford University was willing to perform the procedure.”
“This procedure is the bench mark of Babudom in India and I must say 66 minutes is quite fast for paper work to be pushed thru.”
“Bigger dogs have bigger vessels and thus pose a greater risk, but this procedure is almost always easier than any spay.”
“This procedure is the easiest, but it might cost you more than you were expecting in the process.”
“They say the procedure is absolutely painless, it just tickles a little.”
“But there are some women for whom such a procedure is a huge relief and is a matter of convenience.”
“The decision to have such a procedure is already heart wrenching enough.”
“I have done a forum search and there hasn't been any recent threads (the newest was over a year ago) on the subject, so I am curious to know what the procedure is at this point.”
“This procedure is also appropriate in any case when the court is in doubt as to the proper relief which should be granted with respect to a defective specification.”
“On the personal experience (crossed land borders at Juarez and Otay Mesa as well as at several places on Canadian border) the procedure is as follows: you show up at the border and identify yourself as a non-U.S. citizen.”
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